Date of Stay: July, 2009
Lovely Park to visit. If the main pool is working. It goes down on are regular basis. We agree with the previous review and reiterate what they stated: "The best part of Cypress Woods are the people." The biggest downside of Cypress Woods is the developer and his office staff, and this is why I would recommend AGAINST buying here. We met many disgruntled lot owners who described some of the shenanigans the developer has pulled. Two examples will suffice. (1) The park sprinkler system does not work, and yet the developer sent in a water tanker truck to take three 10,000 gallons loads of water to another property he owns. The water is paid for by lot owners. (2) The "homeowners association" board of directors are either employees of the developer, or hand picked by the developer to vote his way. As a result lot owners have no say in how the park is run, how money will be spent, or even what their monthly condo fee will be. There are countless other developer issues, which has caused a group of lot owners to hire a lawyer to fight the developer! As a renter you may not escape from the developer's clutches scot free: you may have to work with an individual we came to call the Minx, who is very unhelpful and obnoxious to renters, an opinion voiced by many other renters we met. Why the developer employs her I have no idea! Overall, Cypress Woods is a very nice place to spend the winter with congenial people, spoiled only by a shyster developer and his employees." Barking dogs left unattended for hours at a time. 20 break ins of units in a ten day period of time. Security which you pay for is non-existent. This is just two of the many true stories we can tell you about life in CW. Do not BUY in CW RV Resort or RENT for a long period of time.
Date of Stay: January, 2009
Lovely place, lovely community - well run. Wished we had stayed here long term and not driven south to Fort Myers. Have highly recommended Emerald Coast to others..